I don't have to care about everything that someone may be "legitimately upset" about. Neither should anyone else for that matter. The instant gratification generation doesn't seem to understand that the world isn't going to tiptoe around their fragile feelings. Maybe they don't like that -- but there is and will always be perfectly legal stuff that some people won't like.
Just because you're bothered doesn't mean you're right. It's a fairly simple concept which proves to be amazingly nebulous to millenials, time and time again.
Sure, I suppose that's true. But what relevance does being "right," have here, exactly?
Just because you can't understand why particular actions or words bother somebody else doesn't mean you shouldn't respect that person's feelings.
Ask yourself -- what if they are legitimately upset by this thing they called me out on? Is it really such a burden for me to change my behavior?
I, for one, get pretty upset when folks that believe in an imaginary being (from a book that was written 1,500 years ago to hold the unwashed medieval masses in their rightful place, no less) get to shape life in the 21st century with their ridiculously antiquated world views. This, however, doesn't mean have a realistic expectation that it's appropriate for them to apologize, shut up, or disappear.
Life is tough. You share a planet with 4 billion other human beings, and their goal in life is not to please you.
Though, why go through the world not making an effort or having the awareness to not actively, or even unintentionally, make it displeasurable and more difficult for others?
For all your generalizations of a younger generation (which I am not part of) the same generalizations could easily be thrown back at you: "I had some hard times/experiences and [dang]ed if you kids should as well."
That isn't true, but when the counter argument is that the world can be a cruel place, why not instead of throwing one's hands up and accepting it enact change that maybe makes it a better place for all people?
Obviously that is pie-in-the-sky to some degree, the world will still be cruel, but personally what is the stubbornness in not doing one's part to make it slightly less cruel?